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About stevewilliams1901

Social entrepreneur based in Australia.

Pitching our Social Enterprise

This week I had the honor, and the downright fun role of pitching our social enterprise startup Welcome 360 at the Brisbane Powerhouse. The event was a celebration of the end of the Elevate+ Accelerator program. Co-founders Amanda Alexander, Steve Williams, Jogen Phang Welcome … Continue reading

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Social Enterprise IS Social Change

I was struck by the recent article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review claiming that Social Enterprise is Not Social Change . I believe social enterprise absolutely is a tool for social change. When a social entrepreneur has a big picture … Continue reading

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Activating System Change: Cross Sectoral Ideas To Tackle Complex Community Issues

Last week I was fortunate to be invited to speak on a panel at 1 William Street hosted by Impact Boom and the Queensland Public Service Commission. My fellow panelists included Belinda Drew, Prof. Brad Jackson, and Helen Sharpley. We … Continue reading

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Learnings from the Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 #SEWF2017

Last week, along with 1,600 other delegates I attended the 9th annual Social Enterprise World Forum, which this year was held in Christchurch, New Zealand, proudly declared by the City’s Mayor as “the people’s republic of Christchurch”. It’s a city … Continue reading

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Social Enterprise of the Year – a reflection

It was 2 years ago this week that the social enterprise I was Director of, SEED, won the small Social Enterprise of the Year award. It was a mighty achievement for a community based enterprise to win this national award … Continue reading

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A return to Mutualism for Social Enterprise

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Social entrepreneurs have traditionally worked like this, creating mutual networks, using open source models, and working together collectively when called for. This is why and how NMG was formed, and then morphed into QSEC. Continue reading

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New Business Models in the Not for Profit Sector

There’s more consultants than you can shake a stick at in Not for Profit (NFP) sector telling us that we need to diversify our income streams, build new models, and drool over Social Impact Bonds (SIB’s). There’s a couple of … Continue reading

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